Monday, February 23, 2015

Sweet New Week!

She loved being their story-keeper.

Happy National Pistachio Day on February 26th!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Evolution of a cover

You might be surprised at how a book cover changes.
Plan A: A combination of a few characters and a train car.
Not this image, but maybe one of these people.
(And not that train car. That's where they sell cotton candy.)

Plan B: Maybe the main character hiding.

Plan C: Something like this, maybe. (I blotted out the 
title and author/illustrator info. I'm the illustrator
and I know who the author is, but the title might change.)

Plan D: 
I think we're going with an expansion of this.

Whatever we end up with, it'll be my best work.
-- Ruth McNally Barshaw

Monday, February 16, 2015

Presidents' Day!

Mindy and Mully definitely had fun at their neighbor's annual Presidents' Day party.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Friday, February 13, 2015

From Nessie With Love

Here is an early sketch when I was still trying to figure my banner out, and the finished product.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Marketing yo' self, or through your agency

Well, this is a promotional piece I'm doing through Prospect Agency and my fabulous agent Teresa Kietlinski! A Valentine's postcard being sent out to publishers, editors and the like. Here I included the sketches as well.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello February

Sharing a postcard image idea sketch for the start of this new week.

Stay warm and toasty!